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Saturday
Aug252012

Jazz 1.1 for iOS Creates Infinite Photo Styles 

GG Filmz today is pleased to announce Jazz 1.1 for iOS, an update to their powerful photo editor that easily generates a limitless number of looks for your photos. Developed by award-winning visual effects director, Ray Giarratana, Jazz improvises on any photo, offering four new interpretations at a time, at the touch of a button. With its 16 powerful filters, users can tweak any image-processed photo to achieve nearly any desired look, save their own style presets, quickly compare examples of before and after, and share or save photos.

Jazz is an infinitely flexible image processor/photo editor app that offers completely automatic and manual control of 16 artistic photo filters. Unlike other photo apps, Jazz has a huge range of possible looks and styles from extreme grunge and psychedelic effects, to clean and sophisticated. Jazz easily appeals to beginning photo editors as well as power users thanks to its two modes of operation: Quartet mode for quick, endless looks; and Solo mode for detailed tweaking.

Feature Highlights:

* Powerful random style generator offers endless possibilities

* Looks can range from clean and sophisticated to grungy or vintage...and anything in-between

* Upload to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr with a simple touch

* Save your own styles as presets to use again later

* Complete rotate, crop, and image processing capabilities (new crop ratio presets)

* Swipe down to expand photo to full screen, tap twice to apply a Style preset, tap three times to view the original photo

* Style history lets users go back to any random look that Jazz showed them

* 16 professional grade, image processing filters, including Film Treatment, Vignette, Bloom, Color Balance, and Spot Focus; plus some really cool creative filters like Plastic & Glass, and Dirt, Grunge & Schmutz

* Exif & GPS metadata is saved throughout

* Nothing else to buy - it just works

 

In Quartet mode, Jazz generates four different filtered versions of any photo shot live or opened from the Photo Library. Displayed in a 2x2 grid in portrait or landscape orientation, the four looks are the result of random combinations of filters at various settings and intensities. Touch any version and Jazz takes you to Solo mode where you can save it, share it, and/or tweak it. Touching the G-clef icon in the top tab bar generates four more completely different looks. Users can swipe left or right to move forward and backward between four-photo pages. There is no limit to the number of times a user can employ the random style generator by touching the icon.

 

In Solo mode, Jazz users gain complete access to a scrolling collection of 16 image filters and effects, each with various controls and options. Individual filters have on/off switches and disclosure icons to expand the filter window. All slider and selector controls function intuitively, and as results are almost immediate, even novices should be transforming ordinary shots into memorable photos within minutes of first trying the app.

 

Jazz also comes with 16 different style presets, each named after a jazz style or musician (e.g., Chick, Coltrane, Bebop, or Fusion). Once loaded, the style is applied to the open photo, and users can go directly to save, or adjust any of the 16 different filters. Style presets are a great starting point from which to move toward a desired look.

 

16 Powerful Filters:

* Film Treatment - tweaks the colors to imitate various film developing techniques (10 filter presets)

* Color Balance - pushes orange or blue (warmer/cooler), and green or purple

* Exposure - adjusts exposure similar to changing f-stop on a camera

* Brightness & Contrast - overall brightness and more or less contrast

* Tones - adjust highlights, midtones, and shadows individually

* Color - controls color saturation, plus separate skin tones, blue skies, and greenery

* Tint - pushes the image toward a specific color

* Sharpen - continuously variable sharpness and radius (newest addition)

* Sepia - creates an antique look

* Focus - Spot Focus mode leaves the center sharp and blurs the rest, while the new Tilt shift mode blurs along a plane, similar to miniature photography

* Bloom - adds a glow around the brightest parts of the image

* Plastic & Glass - simulates looking through colorizing plastic lenses and/or filters (10 filter presets including gradients)

* Vignette - darkens the outer edges of the photo

* Light Leakage - simulates light leaking through the bellows of a portrait camera

* Dirt, Grunge & Schmutz - a variety of grain, dirt, and distortions (12 filter presets)

* Border - snapshot borders including Polaroid, film negative, glass, and torn paper (28 filter presets)

 

"If you know the look you want, Jazz's 16 powerful filters can get you there easily and intuitively," commented Ray Giarratana of GG Filmz. "But the real fun comes when you're not sure about the look you want. That's where Jazz shines. At the touch of a button, Jazz can improvise an unlimited number of unique looks and styles to inspire your own creativity."

 

Language Support:

* U.S. English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish

 

Device Requirements:

* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3rd/4th generation), and iPad 1/2/3

* Requires iOS 5.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)

* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices

* 37.7 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:

Jazz 1.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available on request.

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